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  1. I took my 6-year-old son to a Mother-Son Halloween party this Saturday. I'm always curious about what are the popular series based on kids' costume choices. Most boys were elementary school aged. There were multiple Pikachu, Mario, Luigi, and Fortnite characters. Every MCU Avenger was represented. Lots of Batman and Spider-Man. Optimus Prime. At least a dozen Harry Potters. Along with spooky standards like werewolves, vampires, and skeletons. The only Star Wars costumes I saw were on two tiny children too young to choose their own costume whose moms wanted to dress as Rey or an Ewok. It is just not the popular thing with kids.
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    Disney Princesses 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    Maybe it's like the scene in Wreck it Ralph 2 where the princesses are hanging out backstage? i want to see Belle get a library set. I really don't like the lavender and dark red they chose for her castle,
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    Disney Princesses 2019 - Rumors & Discussion

    It can't be the Seven Dwarfs Cottage since there is no Snow White listed. im only interested if we get variant clothes for the princesses. Blue dress or winter outfit (pink dress and cloak) for Belle, blue gown for Aurora (or her peasant garb). Yawn at seeing Ariel and Cinderella yet again.
  4. What about a Mos Eisley Cantina counter, featuring Bea Arthur as the bartender. After all, the Holiday Special is one of the few Star Wars things they haven't made a million sets for already.
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    This is beautiful. I have never collected Winter Village but this is a must-buy. I built the promo gingerbread house from bulk and I love this one. I love all those glitter pieces, too.
  6. I like the minidolls. I had some Lego as a kid, but not much of it. Mostly the buckets of bricks and a few medieval minifigures. I didn't hang onto my original stuff and it was donated when I grew out of it. When I returned to Lego as an adult, Elves really captured my interest. If only they had existed when I was a little girl, I would have had so much more Lego in my collection - the colors, the characters, the shiny transparent pieces were exactly my style. I tracked down many of the Year 1 and 2 out-of-print sets, and bought lots of the new ones. I love the beauty of the minidolls (Elves and Princesses both), while I am "meh" about the minifigure (I have some knights and things in a box but I rarely display them). I only wish we had more random Elves - I have several of each main character and would love to populate my builds with more characters. I understand why they released the core characters again and again, but more variation would have been nice. Perhaps I'll need to break out the paint and start customizing a few of my own. Interestingly, my mom loves the minidolls too. She has commented about how beautiful the little faces are. If they had existed 25-30 years ago, I probably would have received many minidoll sets for gifts (especially Elves and Princesses). I think that's part of the success of the minidoll lines: if the parents like them, they are more likely to buy them for their own children. Would Elves have been this successful if they'd used minifigures? Maybe. But I think the minidolls really help with the detail of the clothing and faces, which helps with such a detail-packed series. The minidolls seem to fit with the rounded aesthetic more than the minifigures would have. Just my opinion.
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    Girls, stand up !

    I just discovered this thread! May I receive the special Lady designation, please?
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    LEGO Elves 2018

    I still need to pick up some sets from this year. Is there a time of year where you can still get decent selection but prices are reduced? I'm thinking around Black Friday, but I may get Nocturna's tower sooner as a Halloween decoration.
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    LEGO Elves 2018

    I'm sad to report hat my local Lego store no longer carries the Elves line at all. Their spot is now filled with Unikitty instead. Apparently another store in the area still has Elves, though. It looks like the end of this excellent series. :(
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    Brick separators

    My husband asked for one to use in his computer repair toolkit. Nice strong plastic edge to reach small spaces, not as damaging as a metal screwdriver tip (and doesn't conduct electricity). i use them for their intended purpose, but my 4-year-old sometimes pilfers them all and I find them in his Lego box.
  11. Don't forget the Disney Princess line is mini dolls, too. Wonder if we may see a quick cameo like Star Wars had in the first movie. I'd love to see some Elves appear, too.
  12. I liked the detail of the minifig torso prints being a bit worn. Guess Finn hasn't been as careful with them as his dad was...
  13. I like the Mad Max aesthetic. It looks like they're trying something entirely new (has here ever been post-apocalyptic Lego before?) and I can't wait to see what they do with it. And I like the inclusion of a minidoll main character!
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    Pop-Up Book - LEGO IDEAS

    Do they only select one at most per round? Or is there a chance they'll pick multiples in fall 2018?
  15. My husband and I have a budget like this. We each get so much "fun money" per month. If I choose to spend it on Lego, and he wants to spend his on fast food, that's our choice. :) edit to add that I have no dedicated Lego room. I have a table in the living room to build on, and some organized drawers to store sorted parts in by basic categories.